I testified before the Utah State Legislature about the University of Utah’s gun ban the day after the Trolley Square shooting in Salt Lake City. Another disaffected loser scumbag started shooting up this mall. He killed several innocent people before he was engaged by an off duty police officer who just happened to be there shopping. The off duty Ogden cop pinned down the shooter until two officers from the SLCPD came up from behind and killed the shooter. (Turned out one of them was a customer of mine) [for firearms instruction]
I sent one of my employees down to Trolley Square to take a picture of the shopping center’s front doors. I then showed the picture to the legislators. One of the rules was NO GUNS ALLOWED.
My two cents
I wish I were there in the Legislature when that picture was shown to the politicians—just to see their reactions.
I always compare the scene above to this video when two armed people tried holding up an internet cafe. Samuel Williams, an armed customer, fired back and scared the living daylights out of the wannabe bandits—they came away with nothing.
But back to the ‘no guns allowed’ sign, it reminds me of that episode in The Simpsons when some prisoners were exercising outdoors in a low security facility. There was a sign that said ‘no escaping please’. Then one of the prisoners, hearing the sound of his beloved car (which had been repossessed) ran after it. He opened the gate and ran off, saying “screw the honour system, my car needs me”.
The upshot: to rely solely on the state for armed protection is asking for trouble.
Correia, L. (2013). Guest Post: An Opinion On Gun Control. Available: http://www.mikehuckabee.com/mike-huckabee-news?ID=661ac8a6-3398-46e1-a645-996530efa4fc. Last accessed 17th Jul 2013.